Linux Systems Administrator

United Kingdom, London
Job ID: 1670

Job Description

This trading firm seeks a highly-motivated and talented Systems Administrator to join their core infrastructure team, working with passionate and curious individuals who thrive on solving complex problems. This team builds and maintains trading infrastructure – hyper-optimized low-latency, operating systems, automation software, and development tools that allow their research and trading strategies to run worldwide 24/7. Much of their hardware and operating system layers reflect the state-of-the-art at any given time. This is a very hands-on, high-impact and high-performance role. You will see the results of your work immediately and have a direct impact on the company.


Role Responsibilities:

  • Own the lifecycle of Linux-based servers and applications across multiple business environments
  • Automate/troubleshoot a broad range of technical infrastructure
  • Implement and support performance monitoring and fault monitoring systems
  • Compile, package, install and upgrade software and operating system components
  • Create repeatable and deterministic server builds with collaborative input from development, trading, and hardware teams.
  • Be an expert resource for performance tuning of the operating system, kernel and server hardware
  • You will have the chance to identify improvement opportunities in environment, architecting and deploying end-to-end solutions focused on simplicity and automation

Technical Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Expertise in installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of Linux systems
  • Experience with system configuration management tools (Salt, Puppet, Ansible, etc.)
  • Experience over a wide-range of services utilising features such as load balancing, high availability, scaling, and best practice architectures
  • An engineering mindset focused on continual improvement
  • Focus on automating where it makes sense with solid scripting skills
  • Experience working in environments encompassing virtualization, networking devices, storage, and Microsoft technologies
  • Comfortable using Linux/UNIX command line tools
  • Attention to detail needed to manage and debug production services
  • Ability to context switch to work on several projects at once
  • Experienced Linux Systems Engineer who understands ownership of both technical and business problems, building outcomes resulting in high business impact

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